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Coming Events

  • Belly-dancing class at library

    TELL CITY – Leah Robling will present a free introductory belly dancing class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Perry County Public Library Tell City branch.
    Robling will talk about the history of middle-eastern dancing, introduce traditional drum rhythms and teach some dance movements to go along with the drum patterns.
    The class will close with slow movement connecting breath and body for relaxation.
    The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact the library at 547-2661.

  • Reunions, Sept. 5 issue

    HHHS 1973
    SANTA CLAUS – The Heritage Hills High School Class of 1973 will have its 40-year class reunion Saturday at the Holiday Village Recreation Center in Santa Claus.
    The event will be held from 5 to midnight with dinner being served at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per person.
    A class picture will be taken at about 5:45.
    RSVPs and checks may be made payable to Class of ’73, Susie Deom-Fortwendel, Treasurer, PO Box 83, Troy, IN 47586.

  • Fun horse show Sept. 14

    TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a fun horse show Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. All profits will be donated to the Perry County 4-H Horse and Pony Club. There will be 22 classes for all ages. Cost is $2 a class or $20 for all.
    Bleacher seating is available, but lawn chairs are recommended. The concession stand will be open with pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, desserts and soft drinks available. A later start time is possible if heat is excessive.

  • Hagan seeking donations for Down Syndrome Awareness walk

    PERRY COUNTY – Ashley Hagan is collecting donations for the Down Syndrome Awareness walk scheduled for Sept. 14 at Smothers Park on the riverfront in Owensboro, Ky.

    The collected donations will help fund education activities, social events and new parent outreach, hospital outreach and workshops. Donations may be dropped off at the William Tell Center, 1307 11th St., Tell City, or at the home of Ed and Dorothy Hoffman, 1239 13th St., Tell City. Donations are tax deductible.

  • Grandview Fall Fest to host The Wall that Heals

    GRANDVIEW – The traveling Vietnam War veterans memorial will arrive in Spencer County Sept. 9 and be on display at the Grandview ball field from Sept. 11 to 15 and in conjunction with the Grandview Fall Festival, to be held Sept. 13 and 14.

  • Block bash in French Lick to begin Sept. 20

    FRENCH LICK – The 2013 Block Bash, a chainsaw carving competition, will be held Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 in the French Lick Town Green.
    The event will feature 10 of the top carvers in the country, according to organizers. The carvers will compete for three days on eight-hour masterpiece sculptures. Activities  will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22. All carvings will be auctioned Sept. 21 and 22 at 5 p.m.

  • Community Events, Sept. 2

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Health Department closed Tuesday
    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Health Department offices in the courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed Tuesday due to renovations.

  • Archaeology Month starts Sunday; theme centers around French influence

    SPENCER COUNTY – Hoosier history buffs can meet archaeologists and learn about the state’s fascinating past during Indiana Archaeology Month in September.
    Archaeology Month is an opportunity to celebrate and learn about Indiana archaeology, a press release from the Department of Natural Resources stated. Events for all ages are held all month by universities, museums, organizations and individuals throughout Indiana. The DNR Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology coordinates Archaeology Month.

  • Reunions, Aug. 29

    Saalman family
    BRANCHVILLE – The second annual Saalman family reunion will be Aug. 31 at the Branchville Conservation Club. A pot-luck dinner will start at 12:30 p.m.
    Those attending are asked to take pictures, family information and more.
    The reunion will focus on the life of Major Otis Saalman and family.
    All are invited to arrive early and spend the day.

    Baston family

  • Benefit auction, set for dance Sept. 14

    TELL CITY – The friends and family of Larry Taylor will host a benefit auction and dance to help raise funds for medical bills and expenses.
    The event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Tell City American Legion Post on Indiana 66.
    Admission will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.
    There will be live music by “Good Ole Boys,” food and a cash bar.
    Cash donations may be made at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City to the “Benefit of Larry Taylor” account.
    Taylor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.